Friday, January 25, 2008

The Worth or The Value

Romano Prodi, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Romano Prodi has resigned after losing a vote of no confidence by a small amount. His place in Italian history is secure, having brought Silvio Berlusconi from office in 2006. However, history will not smile on Prodi's achievements, having made Italians poorer and the world a little less secure from terrorism.

Prodi had a key role in establishing a multinational peace keeping force in Lebanon, but his inability to get his loose coalition to act together meant that there have never been sufficient numbers of troops to do their job. Similarly, there were problems in Afghanistan. However, he had no problem in announcing a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

It is hard for the center left to achieve anything, when they believe in nothing.
Two girls have been convicted of the murder of a third. The two, one aged 20, the other 19, killed the sixteen year old as a proof of commitment. At their sentencing, when it was said that the victim took half an hour to die, while the two killers had kissed above the victim's body, the killers grinned at each other.

It is hard for people to do anything worthwhile, when they believe in nothing.

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